Category Archives: Photography

Filter Madness

Photo by Iris D.

Photo editing software give us the ability to apply a vast variety of filters to add subtle…and not so subtle adjustments to photos. For this project, students were to take an original photo and apply a variety of filters to their work, and then share five results that tey found interesting.

Click the links below to check out the students’ work:

After & Before

Photographers today have great power. If they don’t like an element of a photo, they can remove it…or add something that wasn’t really there. This type of editing is unethical in photojournalism, but happens all the time in portrait photography and advertising. In this project, students were asked to take a photo, and then remove some distracting elements to make it a better photo. In the slideshow above, the AFTER photo comes first…then the original.

If you’d like to take a closer look, check out the online album here.

Photo Safari: Rule of Thirds

Photo by Hannah Y.

Beginning photographers have one rule of composition…put your subject in the dead center of the photograph. In photography class, we spend a great deal of time talking about composing interesting photos. One of the most basic rules of composition is the ‘Rule of Thirds‘ which divides the image into thirds horizontally and vertically. Objects of interest are placed along one of the lines or at the intersection of lines.

Check out the photos taken by the class here.